Blues With A Buddy – Soloing 1

Not long ago, I did another video about what I call, “Blues With A Buddy,” and some rhythm ideas to try…

And I said I’d do another video with some soloing ideas… so here you go!

Enjoy, and give this a try for yourself.


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    The TABs

    TAB for the examples and licks I played.


  • RollyS

    Reply Reply February 28, 2018

    Absolutely perfect timing for this as I’m getting together with some buds tonight! Time to share! Beautiful guitar, I love P90s. Have them in my Godin 5th ave kingpin II. Also swapped the humbuckers in my Epi LP. Thanks again!!

  • Rich

    Reply Reply February 28, 2018

    Tab for the rhythm would be good… thx

  • Michael Chappell

    Reply Reply February 28, 2018

    Hey Griff, As always a great lesson, I have saved it for later and keen to learn it.

    I like your Jazzmaster..

    Michael -Sydney-Australia- 28th Feb 2018.

  • Daniel Blackburn

    Reply Reply February 28, 2018

    Love the g&l griff very nice

  • Ken Reimer

    Reply Reply February 27, 2018

    Cool guitar, I always liked Jazzmasters. You make any guitar sound good.

  • Johnny

    Reply Reply February 27, 2018

    Thanks for another good lesson Griff so simple and so much fun
    That’s a good looking guitar to boot

  • ChrisGSP

    Reply Reply February 27, 2018

    Thanks for this, Griff, great little lesson in taste and control, how to keep out of the other players’ way but still play your stuff.
    BGU-ers, go to YouTube and search “James Taylor Joe Walsh Steamroller Blues” for a perfect example of this kind of playing. James has been doing Steamroller since he was still in the cradle and Joe is one of the tastiest blues players ever, but there is a video of them at a Country Hall of Fame Benefit in 2016 that is classic. Joe’s little fills are subtle, and they leave room for the vocal. BUT, DO NOT FAIL to observe James Taylor’s playing – he’s incredible; little bass runs, slurs and small chords – all the stuff that Griff emphasises. If you can learn to play like that you’ll be happy for sure.
    Cheers from Australia, ChrisG.

    • Michael Chappell

      Reply Reply February 28, 2018

      Hi Chris, I am also from Sydney Australia and been with BGU since a student. I like your idea to look at James Taylor and will do.

      Michael -Sydney-Australia 28th Feb 2018.

  • Bob C

    Reply Reply February 27, 2018

    When you have played for a while you have tendency to get full of yourself. A lot of good reminders today – I appreciate it.

  • Jim P.

    Reply Reply February 27, 2018

    I concur. This is a great lesson especially emphasizing the importance of timing!

  • mike z.

    Reply Reply February 27, 2018

    Griff , this is a great lesson . It came at a perfect time . I am getting together with a couple friends this week . Should be fun . Thanks for sending . Mike Z.

  • Randy

    Reply Reply February 27, 2018

    Excellent! After studying and playing through your main 3 courses and especially Acoustic Blues Guitar Unleashed this is a great example what I would automatically go to and play now! Griff, I love your style and books and can’t recomend them enough. Can’t believe how I can play guitar now because of you. This example will be on automatic for many that study your courses. Thanks again!

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